Augustiner Bräu Maximator | Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG

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88
very good
622 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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Augustiner Bräu MaximatorAugustiner Bräu Maximator
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
Germany
augustiner-braeu.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
622
Reviews:
331
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.74%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark copper with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, dried dark fruit, brown sugar, and molasses. Taste is much the same with lots of burnt sugar and molasses flavors on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some very sweet flavors that make this one a slow sipper.

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Photo of RD1163
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Augustiner Maximator has a thick, beige head, a clear, bubbly, copper appearance, and minimal lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is faint, but one can detect a distinct fruitiness and a bit of sweet, brown bread. Taste is of sweet, brown bread, sugar, Japanese plum, and a mellow hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Augustiner Maximator finishes mostly dry, crisp, refreshing, and quite drinkable. Although there is an underlying alcohol presence, I would not guess it is at 7.5% by just tasting it. Overall, this is an excellent beer.

RJT

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of woemad
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Spokane for $2.29. No freshness date. Poured a dark, cola-ish that becomes much more ruby-ish in color when held up to light. A thick finger of light tan foam drops down quickly to a foam collar. Sparse, spotty lace.
Brown sugar and toffee are what stands out in the aroma department. There’s a faint whiff of dark fruits as well, but it’s way in the background.
The taste is pretty much like the smell, but with a little bit of toasted nuttiness. Sweet and malty with just a hint of added complexity.
Medium bodied, with a slightly watery mouthfeel for the style.
An okay doppelbock, it’s not what I’d call a great one. It’s not nearly as complex as my favorites of the style. I’d save this one for purchasing when it’s on sale, perhaps.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A fine, traditional take on the style if nothing too extraordinary.

Pours a dark, tawny brown with a fair amount of effervescence.

Mainly a toffee or slight molasses aroma.

Heavy on the dark fruit - think dried dates more than raisins - with a bit of a syrupy aftertaste.

That aftertaste does stick around a little. Not refreshing & crisp necessarily but that's not exactly what the style's for.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of IronLover
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep ruby red in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a short beige foam that quickly reduced to a rich cap. Toasted and caramel malt aromas with mellow sweet ripe fruit. Medium bodied with a delicate, rich, velvety smoothness. Caramel malt and ripe fruit sweetness up front. Floral hops through the middle and toward the end. Finished with a sugary, sticky sweet malty finish with a hint of dark fruit and floral hops.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of hackmann
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: clear mahogany body with a little beige head and no lacing

Aroma: rich sweet malty tones

Flavors: rich malty notes, caramel, lightly toasted toffee, dark sugar, dark fruits,

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, semi-thick feel, the rich malty notes cling to the palate,

To the Point: I can only drink one of these. Too rich and the dark sugary profile makes it a one and done for me. It is an okay to midland as far as Doppelbocks go.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Augustiner Bräu Maximator from Augustiner-Bräu Wagner KG
3.91 out of 5 based on 622 ratings.
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